The Croatia Population and Housing Census, which is, according to the international standards, carried out every tenth year, is a process of collecting, processing and disseminating of demographical, economic, educational and social situation data that refer to the total usual resident population of a country at a specific time.
The 2001 Croatia Population and Housing Census was carried out on the basis of the Law on the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2001 (Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia, No. 64/2000) and the Act on Amendments to the Law on the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2001 (Narodne novine, official gazette of the Republic of Croatia, No. 22/2001).
The "Recommendations for the 2000 Censuses of Population and Housing in the ECE Region" jointly prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (New York and Geneva, 1998) were relevant for the Census 2001. Their aim is to "facilitate and improve the international comparability of data through the harmonization of data, definitions and classification of topics".
The Recommendations offer detailed definitions of census units, characteristics and modalities, prescribing them as either obligatory or optional. In line with the Recommendations, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics took over the entire obligatory contents (core topics) as well as over 50% unobligatory or optional contents (non-core topics).
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
Individual - Age, Marital status, Number of live-born children, Place of birth, Migration characteristics of population, Citizenship, Nationality, Mother tongue, Religion, Highest level of completed education, Literacy, Activity, Labour force, Economic activity, Persons with personal income, Agricultural population, Disability, Physical mobility of a disabled person, etc.
Household - Tenure status, Available land, Non-agricultural land, Housing unit, etc.
On the basis of article 2 of the Law on Census 2001, the following census units are covered by the Census: residents (persons), households and conventional dwellings as well as other inhabited premises and objects that are not conventional dwellings by definition.
Producers and sponsors
Croatian Bureau of Statistics
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of Justice
No sampling - whole universe covered
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Article 1 of the Law prescribed that in the Republic of Croatia the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings should be carried out in the period from 1 - 15 April 2001. By this regulation the Law obliged bodies and all participants to carry out the enumeration during that period.